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FW: Updates to URNs, Namespaces and Registries

From: Schleiff, Marty <marty.schleiff@boeing.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 10:20:41 -0700
Message-ID: <2C1C6A07EEDCB14ABBACAC793BF8BE9E02E96A34@XCH-NW-6V2.nw.nos.boeing.com>
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Hi David (& All),

Your comment #10 is still missing the point of XRI persistence. The
"xri://@example.org
<mailto://@example.org?Subject=FW%3A%20Updates%20to%20URNs%2C%20Namespac
es%20and%20Registries&In-Reply-To=%253CEBBD956B8A9002479B0C9CE9FE14A6C20
1143BAA%40tayexc19.americas.cpqcorp.net%253E&References=%253CEBBD956B8A9
002479B0C9CE9FE14A6C201143BAA%40tayexc19.americas.cpqcorp.net%253E>
*agency*department/docs/govdoc.pdf" is not intended to to provide
identity persistence and location independence. I think that example
probably came from line #281 of the XRI introduction paper at
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/11857/xri-intro-V2.0-w
d-04.pdf (which the XRI TC is hoping to rewrite/improve when they free
up some bandwidth). Instead, the example XRI designed for persistence is
on line #305:

   xri://@!9990!A58F!1C3D/!2495 

The idea is that when "@example.org" gets registered, a meaningless
number is also assigned as a sort of alias. If the "@example.org" name
changes, the numeric version does not have to. I'm not saying that
solves all the problems, or that it is easy to administer such
capabilities. Instead, I'm just saying that section 5 (and David's
comment #10) is displaying a misunderstanding of XRI.

Marty.Schleiff
Received on Tuesday, 5 September 2006 17:21:00 GMT

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